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State Update Volume 41, Issue 11

Alabama: Climate Change

The State Oil and Gas Board proposed to amend Ala. Admin Code 400.2.6.10, Production Facilities, Processing Facilities, and Offshore Plants. The change would specify that onshore facilities that process hydrocarbons produced from offshore lands are subject to the rule. The deadline for comment is May 5, 2011. http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/AAM-MAR-11/400-2-6-.10.PDF.

Climate Change (generally)

Delaware: Air

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control amended 7 Del. Admin. Code 1142, Control of NOx Emissions from Industrial Boilers and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries. These amendments are based on an agreement between the Department and the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC, which states that the Department will propose to revise §2.0 of 7 Del. Admin. Code 1142 to provide for a facility-wide NOx emission cap compliance alternative to the existing unit specific NOx emission limitations.

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Illinois: Air

The Pollution Control Board amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §240, Mobile Sources. Changes exempt model year 1995 and older vehicles from inspection, replace the transient loaded mode emissions inspection test with the on-board diagnostic inspection test as the primary test, and maintain the steady-state idle exhaust gas analysis and evaporative system integrity emissions tests as secondary emissions tests. Changes took effect March 18, 2011.

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Kentucky: Water

The Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed to amend 401 Ky. Admin. Regs. 51:052, Review of new sources in or impacting upon nonattainment areas. Changes relate to calculating offsets for operating hours and source shutdowns. There will be a public hearing April 26, 2011, and the deadline for public comment is May 2. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/401/051/052reg.htm.

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Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection amended Ch.118, Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Vapor Control. Changes repeal the January 2012 Stage II requirements for vapor controls and implement new controls to compensate for increased volatile organic compound emissions. The chapter now requires the Department to install and test pressure/vacuum vent caps on gasoline dispensing facilities by January 1, 2012, as one of the measures used to address this requirement.

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Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection amended Ch. 425, Asbestos Management Regulations. Changes would promote the use of "risk-based" standards to regulate asbestos more effectively in areas of greatest risk for exposure and integrate changes to standard industry practice that have evolved over the past six years. The amendment took effect April 3, 2011. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/040611.html.

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Maine: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Protection amended Ch. 100, Definitions Regulation. Changes modify definitions in accordance with the Tailoring Rule. The amendment took effect April 3, 2011. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/040611.html.

Climate Change (generally)

Mississippi: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Regulations for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality. Changes would remove provisions excluding certain amendments to 40 C.F.R. §52.21 from the regulation. There will be a public hearing April 21, 2011.

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New Mexico: Air

The Environmental Improvement Board proposed to revise N.M. Code §§20.2.73 and 20.2.81, to conform those rules to federal requirements for regional haze. The plan establishes requirements for state rules to meet the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §51.309, including a determination of best available retrofit technology for nitrogen oxides. There will be a public hearing on June 1, 2011. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxii/xxii06/EIBnotice.htm.

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North Carolina: Air

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02D.0400, Sulfur Oxides. Changes would incorporate revised NAAQS into the state code. There will be a public hearing May 4, 2011, and the comment period ends May 31. The proposed effective date is September 1. http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume25Issue19April12011.pdf pp. 2224-25.

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